How to Pivot in Difficult Times with Betsy Allen-Manning
The Entrepreneurial Spirit
Betsy Allen-Manning, a keynote speaker and human behavior expert, started out as a professional singer, traveling the world for more than a decade. Now, she speaks on stages around the world and is founder of the consulting firm Motivate You Enterprises. Betsy has trained over 75,000 leaders and teams from small businesses to multibillion-dollar corporations.
I had an amazing career as a singer,” she says. “[Then I] hung up the vocal cords and went into the real world where they don’t give you a standing ovation for doing a good job at work.”
After working at Steve Wynn’s property and learning about training and managing staff, she went out on her own. “I broke free, started my own company, failed miserably,” she notes.
“Entrepreneurship is not for everybody,” Betsy explains. “It sounds really cool, but all people see is this bigger picture of everyone’s success in the glamorous life. And they don’t know all the blood, sweat tears that goes behind the scenes. And yeah, man, it was some, some hard times. I lost everything at one point and had to start over from scratch.”
To make ends meet, she worked three jobs, but her entrepreneurial spirit didn’t die down. Eventually she started her own company again after a move to Texas for a national speaking tour gig.
“Now I have my company and I get to keynote speak for small and large audiences. And I absolutely love it,” she muses. “If you love being entrepreneur and you have a passion for making changes in the world, absolutely, you got to step into it.”
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